Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Markie!!

Three years ago, on April 3rd, I was blessed with one of the greatest blessings of my life. I was given the opportunity to be the mother of this adorable little baby boy...

Now see how he's grown!!!

Super Hero Mark
The newest cub scout
Holding baby James
Pioneer Day Primary Parade
Am I as big as an Eagle yet?
Enjoying summer
Mother-Son date (and yes we caught a fish)
Practicing artist
Cookies anyone?
I made it taller than me!
Fun with dad
My first pinewood derby car
Nap time for bear
I love computer games
Markie, I love you this much and so much more.

Markie, you have grown and changed so much this past year. You have your own way of doing things and you like to do things on your time, which can sometimes be a source of frustration for dad and I. You are such a great helper with James and the older he gets the more you enjoy him. You have watched me rocking or bouncing James as I have tried to put him to sleep, and I have caught you wrapping your bear in a blankie and doing the same. There have been many times when you have shushed me and told me bear is sleeping. You enjoy singing, playing computer games, cooking, spending time with dad, reading, playing soccer or basketball, and building/crashing towers. You have really started to love watching movies; your favorites are Cars, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and Mulan. You also really love to watch the short Jack Jack Attacks from The Incredibles because the baby starts on fire, you are only three and you are already a piro, I am in trouble. You really enjoy nursery and are getting better at sitting quietly during church. You love the temple and will often wrap one of dad's ties around your neck and tell me you are going to the temple. You are very good at reminding dad and I about Family Home Evening and you always want to say the prayer, and you do pretty well without help (especially when we are blessing the food). You still are a daddies boy and you are dad's shadow when he is around, yet when it comes to reading a bedtime story or rocking you to sleep you still choose me. As I said last year, that time with you is something I will always treasure. I love you Markie, Happy Birthday!


  1. Awww...love the pictures! He looks a lot like his daddy.

    Sounds like he is turning into a sweet boy, and I'm sure he is learning it from his sweet mommy.

    P.S. I'm jealous you caught a fish, but I wasn't surprised. Magical Super Woman Leslie! Ha ha ha!

  2. Happy Birthday Mark! Sorry we did not get a birthday phone call in to you, we all stink at singing so maybe it is a blessing we did not call.....

  3. wonderful. Thanks for sharing